Date:August 05, 2012

Dr. Emmanuel O. Akindele;

Educational Qualifications
B.Sc. Zoology, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria, 2001
M.Sc. Zoology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, 2006
Ph.D. Zoology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, 2012

Membership of Professional Bodies
Member, International Society of Limnology
Member, Nigerian Field Society
Alumnus, Tropical Biology Association (TBA), Cambridge, UK.
Fellow, Earthwatch Institute, Oxford, UK

Research Interests
My research focus is on conservation of freshwater systems and their inherent biological resources. To this end, my research activities focus mainly on riparian forest-freshwater interactions; assessment of zooplankton and benthic macroinvertebrates in inland water bodies; water quality assessment using physico-chemical and biological (invertebrates) indices; anthropogenic impacts on freshwater ecosystems; and assessment of conservation value of freshwaters.

Akindele, E. O. and Adeniyi, I. F. (2013): Zooplankton composition and community structure in Lake Tiga, Kano, Nigeria. African Journal of Aquatic Science, 38(3): 279-286.

Akindele, E. O. and Adeniyi, I. F. (2013): A study of the physico-chemical water quality, hydrology and zooplankton fauna in Opa reservoir catchment area, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 7(5):192-203.

Akindele, E. O., Adeniyi, I. F. and Indabawa, I. (2013): Spatio-temporal assessment and water
quality characteristics of Lake Tiga, Kano, Nigeria. Research Journal of Environmental and
Earth Sciences, 5(2): 67-77.

Akindele, E. O and Adeniyi, I.F. (2014): Holomixis and stratification patterns of a Northern Nigerian Lake. Journal of Aquatic Sciences, 29(1): 19-25. http//

Akindele, E.O., Liadi A.A. (2014): Diversity and response of benthic macroinvertebrates to natural and induced environmental stresses in Aiba stream, Iwo, Southwest Nigeria. West African Journal of Pure and Applied Ecology, 22: 101-111.
Akindele, E.O., Olutona, G.O. (2014): Water Physico-chemistry and Zooplankton Fauna of Aiba Reservoir Headwater Streams, Iwo, Nigeria. Journal of Ecosystem, Volume 2014, Article ID 105405, 11 pages.
Akindele, E.O., Adu, B.W., Ayandele, M.A. (2014): Hydrology and water quality characteristics of a stressed lotic freshwater system in Iwo, Southwest, Nigeria. Tropical Freshwater Biology, 23 (2014): 1-19.
Akindele, E.O., Olutona, G.O. (2015): Environmental variables and benthic macroinvertebrate assemblage in the headwater streams of an Afro-tropical reservoir. Water and Environment Journal. (Wiley online; doi: 10.1111/wej.12117).

Akindele, E. O., Adedapo, T. A., Olawoye, O. O., Olutona, G. O., Adu, B. W. (2015): Preliminary limnological survey of Ori stream, Iwo, Osun State, Nigeria. Int. J. Biol. Chem. Sci. 9(1): 329-341. DOI :

Adu, B. W., Akindele, E. O., Obadofin, A. A. (2015): Composition and Distribution of Dragonflies and Damselflies (Insecta: Odonata) in Iloyin Forest, Akure, Southwestern Nigeria. Ethiopian Journal of Environmental Studies and Management, 8(5): 517 – 529. doi:

Contact: Emmanuel O. Akindele
Department of Zoology,
Obafemi Awolowo University,
Ile-Ife, Nigeria (220005)
Tel: +234-8036574615